Appliance Repair & Service – Houston, TX & Katy, TX


I'm back to tell you the importance of maintaining your device. These tips are directed to your refrigerator, ice machine and dryer, of course the brand of the machine does not matter (eg Whirlpool, Kenmore) etc …

Save time and money! Create a maintenance schedule on your appliances. Do it yourself by checking your manual. Most people do not even look at the manual of their device. If you do not have your manual, you can try to consult it online or call the manufacture of your device.

Maintenance Tips

Ice Makers:

The type of ice maker I am referring to is a standalone ice machine. Mainly manufactured by: Kitchen Aid, Whirlpool … This ice maker has an evaporation plate that the water flows on to create a block of ice. After this period, this plate should be cleaned or the ice block will not fall into the cutter grid or will take longer than usual to fall, creating problems with your unit.

To solve this problem, you can put your ice maker in clean mode and use a cleaner to clean your ice maker. The instructions for this are normally on the door of the ice machine. If you can not find it, you can get a basic cleaning method on the cleaning bottle. I recommend a nickel cleaner. As always, check your manual. Ps make sure to rinse the system with clean water after cleaning. The cleaner is an acid cleaner. If you do not think you can do it, please call a professional electrician.


Does your dryer take too long to dry your clothes? The first thing you should check is your outside vent. Some vents are located on your roof, so please be careful if you are going to do it yourself. Some are located on the outside wall behind the dryer and can easily be cleaned. If you call a repair service to clean your vent, ask them if they clean the vents, some home appliance companies do not clean the vent.

If your vent is clear and you still have the same problem: call a service company for household appliances.


Most refrigerators have condenser coils that need to be cleaned. These coils keep the compressor cool and help machine performance, saving you money. Of course, check your manual for the location of these reels and if they are available at the front of the machine, you can get a coil brush cleaner to clean the condenser coils. Use the coil cleaning brush for this job. You can usually get a deposit at home or depressions in the area of ​​the device; Just ask for a cleaning brush from the refrigerator coil.


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